Rafael Valdes: Information is key for data center management. I think users will start demanding that DCIM tools must readily integrate with all systems—to input and to output information from other systems, like an app on your phone.
This is one of the reasons why we execute well: Our practice relies on a single data source for analyses by various roles. For example, the operations team will focus on reducing energy consumption, while our executives will be looking at the same data to measure overall company revenue goals. In this example, you can see one of our facility floor plans with system performance data used by facilities, our customer optimization report used by finance, one of our power distribution dashboards used by electrical engineering, and one of our glycol loops used by our mechanical engineers. We have a single data source with multiple views for various roles.